We see a lot of lovely lamp makeovers, but it’s not every day that someone tackles the lampshade. An ugly base can be fixed with a simple paint job, but recovering a shade is a different beast. It’s a shame that this beautiful lamp from Kristen isn’t going to be mass marketed; I would snatch one up in a heartbeat! Her fabric choice — taken from an old shower curtain — is the perfect pairing with the base, and the glossy white finish complements the faceted lamp shape far better than the tinny brass did. The best part? The lamp only cost $5! If you ever need to unload this lamp, Kristen, you know who to call :) Great job! — Kate
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I’m not sure if this is a permanent installation or just a creatively styled photo shoot, but there’s something wonderfully surreal about this outdoor desk set up. Jesse runs a little furniture shop in Santa Cruz called 9 Red, and when he saw this pine desk, his creative gears immediately started cranking. He painted the desk ivory and then added lovely silver fleur-de-lis patterns in varying sizes. The results are quite beautiful, especially when paired with the plain wood chair and the wire basket. The desk combines French country, rustic vintage and simple modernism, which I’m absolutely loving. Click here to see more of his creations and be sure to check our his shop site, as well. Amazing work, Jesse!